Governor's Marketplace Conference 2014 Attendee Registration
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)
2014 Governor's Marketplace Conference
Governor's Marketplace Conference brings together State, Federal and regional government entities along with private sector firms and non-profit organizations, to help Oregon small businesses achieve greater contracting success.
The day's events will feature industry focused training, an inspiring luncheon and a reverse vendor exhibitor fair, where small business owners will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with organizations who could utilize their products or services.
A partial listing of the exhibitor's include:
State of Oregon agencies
Oregon Health & Science University
City of Portland
Port of Portland
Portland Community College
Portland Public Schools
City of Salem
Small Business Administration
US Army Corps of Engineers
Albina Opportunities Corporation
Howard S. Wright
*Continental Breakfast and Luncheon is included with your registration.
When & Where
Governor's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Affirmative Action
Governor's Marketplace & Special Editions
Welcome to the eventbrite site of the Governor's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Affirmative Action. Our office holds an annual Governor's Marketplace Conference event and several editions throughout the state each year.
General information is provided below. Please see each individual registration for specifics. We hope to see you at one of our great events.
WHO should attend?
Business owners who have an interest in seeking out public contracts. Public agencies across Oregon spend billions of dollars on goods and services every year. These public agencies purchases a wide variety of goods and services, such as the following, but not limited to:
- Janitorial/Custodial Services
- Computer Software Consulting
- Architect Services, Professional
- Education and Training Consultants
- Building Construction
- Human Services
- Environmental Consulting
- Youth Care Services
- Mental Health Services
- Professional Media Services
- Professional Medical Services
State Agencies, local organizationswho offer assistance to small businesses, other public agencies, large firmsand General Contractors seeking to provide access and opportunity to a diversified pool of small businesses.
WHAT & WHY?
The Governor’s Office and the State of Oregon have made it a priority to create equity in public contracting and procurement; bringing opportunities, access and connection for small business to thrive in Oregon.
This event brings together industry professionals, public agencies and private organizations, diversity practitioners and small businesses to build valuable relationships. Small businesses will learn about public contracting opportunities and local resources available.
The Governor’s Marketplace activities will include:
- Continental breakfast and networking
- Training for startup, established and growing businesses
- Luncheon with engaging speakers
- Reverse vendor exhibitor fair
The training portion of the day is set up as a three path system. Each path will address and provide resources to better understand the marketplace, financial and technical support, certifications, and public contracting and procurement as they relate to your business today. Business owners will be able to select the path that best suits their business needs.
WHEN? Please see individual registrations to select a date
WHERE? Will vary
HOW to participate?
Business Owners: If you are a business seeking public contracts, this is the event for you! Come learn about the billions of dollars in public contracting opportunities and how to access them, as well as build your business network! Please register as a Business Attendee
State Agencies: Please register as a State Agency Exhibitor to join us on at this extraordinary event and share your contracting opportunities.
NON-State Agencies (Private, Federal, Non-profit): Increase your diverse supplier pool by exhibiting and connecting with small businesses who are ready to work with you. Come network with us! Please register as a NON-State Agency Exhibitor.